Defeating Lenovo Tenerife at home in the 2nd match of the FIBA Champions League Play-in stage, Pınar Karşıyaka carried the series to the 3rd match: 88-80.
Our representative, who played with the support of the fans, started the game well and increased the lead to 7 points in the first quarter. In the match, which was entered with the superiority of Karşıyaka, the visiting team held on to the game with the Salin-Shermadini duo, and managed to enter the locker room ahead 44-39. Playing without Semih and Roll, Karşıyaka closed the gap with Colson accompanying Tyus and Taylor’s good game, who fell back 12 points but were injured, and the last quarter was entered with the victory of the visiting team 65-63.
Tyus’ battle on the paintwork boosted the defensive energy, while our representative brought balance back into the game as Blackmon put on one of his best plays of the season. Pınar Karşıyaka, who increased the pressure with the influence of the fans in the last section, where Ufuk Sarıca was thrown with two technical fouls, won the hall 88-80 and carried his luck to the last game in the series. Darüşşafaka also defeated Spanish Burgos 85-66 in the 2nd match of the play-in tour, bringing the series to 1-1.
Scorecard of the MATCH
SALON: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
REFEREES: Manuel Mazzoni, Aleksandar Glisic, Saverio Lanzarini
PINAR KARŞIYAKA: Taylor (7) 15, Can (6) 5, Colson (7) 19, M’Baye (7) 17, Tyus (7) 15, Blackmon (7) 17, Burak Can (5), Yunus (5)
LENOVO TENERIFE: Fitipaldo (6) 6, Salin (7) 20, Shermadini (7) 16, Wiltjer (7) 14, Doornekamp (5) 5, Guerra (5) 2, Huertas (7) 15, Tailor (4), Rodriguez (4 ), Sulejmanović (5) 2
1st PERIOD: 21-17, CIRCUIT: 39-44, 3. PERIOD: 63-65